OL Workshop

Saturday, March 14    
9:30 am -  Noon
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
5301 Ponderosa NE
Albuquerque
Presentation by Nancy Pope

 
Saturday, March 29    
2:45- 4:45
St. Bede's Episcopal Church  
1601 S. St. Francis Dr.
Santa Fe  


Feed Our Children
Bread for the World's 2015 Offering of Letters,“Feed Our Children,” urges Congress to reauthorize a Child Nutrition Act that can close the hunger gap. Nearly 16 million U.S. children – one in five – live at risk of hunger.
The legislation that Congress is considering this year authorizes several important anti-hunger programs, such as the National School Lunch Program and the Summer Food Service Program. With improved access and investment, we have the opportunity to reach more children in need. urges Congress to renew our federal government’s major child nutrition programs, including those for school meals, summer feeding, and the WIC nutrition program for pregnant and new mothers along with their small children.



Download Resources for your Offering of Letters
Our Guest Presenter (Albuquerque Workshop) Nancy Pope, former director of the New Mexico Collaboration to End Hunger and and advisor to several national anti-hunger organizations, will discuss the importance of child nutrition programs. She provides advisory services and interim staff support to non-profits, government agencies and companies who can contribute to ending hunger. Her clients include national organizations (Feeding America, ConAgra Foods Foundation and Share Our Strength) ,corporations (Target),  government agencies (State of Maryland), and small non-governmental organizations such as food pantries. Ms. Pope, a resident of Albuquerque, serves on the steering committee of the Interfaith Hunger Coalition.

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Please Join us at the 2014 Offering of Letters Workshop

Saturday, March 15
5301 Ponderosa Ave. NE 
(near Comanche and San Mateo)
9:30 p.m.- Noon

Special Guests: Jasmine McBeath & Kathy Chavez, New Mexico Oxfam Action Corps


For more than 50 years, U.S. food aid has benefited more than 3 billion hungry and malnourished people around the world. While the federal government's food-aid programs do much good, smart reforms would help get more food to more people in less time—at no additional cost to U.S. taxpayers.

This year's Offering of Letters focuses on much-needed reform to U.S. food aid. Learn about the United States' role in global aid, and why reform is so critical. Then, write to your members of Congress and urge them to enact much needed reforms to our global food aid programs.

Together we can change policy and ensure continued, improved assistance to millions of hungry people around the world.  Learn More

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2013 Offering of Letters

A Place at the Table 
This year's Offering of Letters will have a slight twist from previous years. We are linking our letter-writing campaign to a documentary that will be shown in movie theaters around the country That means it might come to Albuquerque (and we have big plans if it does).

We will also be signing a petition to President Barack Obama holding him to the promises he made when he was running for reelection. (We would have done the same for Gov. Mitt Romney if he had been elected).

There will be much more information to come.  In the meantime, here is a synoposis (and a link to a trailer) of the documentary A Place at the Table.


2012 Offering of Letters Campaign

Last year's campaign was called Expanding the Circle of Protection, offering congregations the opportunity to write letters on the following topics:
In keeping with our theme of the Circle of Protection, Rev. Kay Huggins offered a reflection based on the Book of Isaiah.